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  1. #1


    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2004
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    Sunderland, England, UK
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    Imac 1ghz 256mb ram
    Smile Im New to Imac was a PC user
    Hello this is my 1st post.

    Ive won an Imac. Yipee!!!
    Im a PC user and have only used an apple computer once before 5 years ago. I tried the one Ive won today in PCWORLD and its very stylish and swish but aint got the foggiest what I can do with it.
    I use my PC currently for burning DVD/CD's and internet as Ive got a PS2 for gaming.

    The one Ive won is the 999 quid cheapest current imac model.

    So questions:

    Will my software from my PC work on it?
    Such as Microsoft office 97/2000?

    It comes with an internal 56k modem but Ive got BT broadband- will it be as simple as plugging my adsl modem into the usb port installing the BT software and going online?

    Ive just bough an internal DVD writer which I would like to install in my new IMAC but I doubt this can be done- the new IMAC comes with CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo driver but I would prefer DVD-r capability. Is it possible to buy upgrades from APPLE?

    What features has my new IMAC got which a PC has not apart from looking prettier?

    Any other information is aprreciated which could be relevant.

    Last question do you think I'l ever change back to PC.

    Cheers sorry for all the questions

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Jul 22, 2003
    Location
    Hamilton College
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    20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
    Quote Originally Posted by sexymuffin
    Hello this is my 1st post.

    Ive won an Imac. Yipee!!!
    Im a PC user and have only used an apple computer once before 5 years ago. I tried the one Ive won today in PCWORLD and its very stylish and swish but aint got the foggiest what I can do with it.
    I use my PC currently for burning DVD/CD's and internet as Ive got a PS2 for gaming.

    The one Ive won is the 999 quid cheapest current imac model.
    Congrats thats still a great prize

    Quote Originally Posted by sexymuffin
    So questions:

    Will my software from my PC work on it?
    Such as Microsoft office 97/2000?
    Unfortunately most software will not work straight from the PC CD especially microsoft products. You will have to look at the system requirements for cd and see if they list the mac requirements or have a mac logo on the disc or jewel case

    Quote Originally Posted by sexymuffin
    It comes with an internal 56k modem but Ive got BT broadband- will it be as simple as plugging my adsl modem into the usb port installing the BT software and going online?
    I am not familiar with ADSL or BT's methods of connecting so I can't help here but there are some BT users on the board I believe

    Quote Originally Posted by sexymuffin
    Ive just bough an internal DVD writer which I would like to install in my new IMAC but I doubt this can be done- the new IMAC comes with CD-RW/DVD-ROM combo driver but I would prefer DVD-r capability. Is it possible to buy upgrades from APPLE?
    I don't think that apple sells superdrives and I am pretty sure you can't bring it to a store to get upgraded but I have not tried this nor do I have an iMac

    Quote Originally Posted by sexymuffin
    What features has my new IMAC got which a PC has not apart from looking prettier?
    Much stabler, more secure (viruses, spyware, spam [Mail.app has an excellent filter]), much easier to use

    Quote Originally Posted by sexymuffin
    Any other information is aprreciated which could be relevant.
    Nothing off the top of my head but you can look around here for lots of threads that might help you

    Quote Originally Posted by sexymuffin
    Last question do you think I'l ever change back to PC.
    I wouldn't

    Quote Originally Posted by sexymuffin
    Cheers sorry for all the questions
    Not a problem
    Enjoy your new iMac
    Don't forget to use the new User Reputation System

  3. #3
    Mac Apple
    Guest
    It seems all your questions have been answered bar one.
    Its simple to hook up to the internet just plug your broadband into the ethernet slot in the back,
    Then go to network in system preferances, system preferances is on the dock, click on network and there should be an option to automatically detect settings.
    hope that helps.

    enjoy your mac.

  4. #4
    Dexter1912
    Guest
    I know in england BT do do broadband for macs my dad runs a 333Mhz Imac with a usd alctael modem runs no probs

  5. #5
    jonnyturner
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    i work for BT broadband *yuck*

    yes you can use your voyager USB modem on the mac, although there are sometimes issues with panther, if you get stuck just email me jonnyturner@dsl.pipex.com and ill get you all sorted out

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Oct 23, 2004
    Location
    UK
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    12" iBook G4
    http://www.dslshop.co.uk/330datasheet.asp

    would this usb modem work on a mac, it can only connect via usb and not ethernet.

    will it work????

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